Source: via amberbcreate.com
I saw my first snowfall of this season this past weekend, so to welcome in the snow, I've chosen snowboarder Amy Purdy. Oh and by the way... she's a double-amputee! Amy began snowboarding at 14 and fell in love with it. When she was 19, she contracted meningitis and had to have both of her legs removed from the knees down. And, just seven months after her ordeal in the hospital, she was snowboarding again. She and her doctor worked together to construct a foot from scratch that would work for snowboarding, because there was no prosthetic that worked for her. Amy is now a world champion: she has won three World Cup gold medals in adaptive snowboarding. She also wakeboards and skateboards. Amy's pretty badass.
Learn more about Amy here.